Nice Outside Dining
We love eating at WiseGuys. The food is always delicious and we love to eat outside. It was a rainy evening but great because we were undercover outside. I don't like to have TV's on when I dine so that is the only complaint. It is nice to enjoy the outside without the television on and they have two above the dining area. Anyway, all in all everything was great. We always make it a point to dine there when we are in Hilton Head.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stopped by Wise Guys on our
Stopped by Wise Guys on our last day of vacation and wish we would have stopped on our first night instead! We enjoyed an early dinner with a few different small plates. Love the lobster and shrimp wontons! The price was great (we were excited to receive an early bird discount). Would definitely recommend to a friend and most certainly would stop again!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the name deter you
I have to say that the name of the restaurant should not deter you from eating here. The fact is this is a great restaurant with fantastic food and very gracious and attentive service. Very diverse menu --be careful -- the small plates are not so small. I rolled out of this place but "forced" myself to have dessert. We came back again the same week. The fron bar in lively and noisy but the rear dining room surprisingly was not as noisy as i would have expected. Overall a great find.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place Ever
We visit your restaurant every year when we stay in HH, and each time we have a wonderful dining experience.
The presentation of our meals are extraordinary, and the food is second to none.
Ryan was our server and he was the most pleasant, accommodating, and polite young man. He went out of his way to make sure we could have our cocktails just perfect. One lady requires gluten and dairy free, and he saw to it she was taken care of. Her dinner was as perfect as ours.
I must add the bread pudding was to die for, we are still talking about it. We plan on returning before we leave for NC.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate here one night while in Hilton Head and we would def eat here again. We both eat gluten-free and they actually have a separate gluten-free menu. It was being changed when we ate there but the server we had was very accommodating and patient, she went through the whole menu with us. We started with the chips and gorgonzola dip as well as the meat & cheese plate. Both were great, portions were good. I had the boneless ribs and they were to die for, so tender, no knife required! My husband had the filet mignon and it was delicious as well. He got the fries with bacon and truffle oil as his side and wow, so gooood! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a night of delicious food.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a favourite
As usual Wiseguys delivered although the addition of lobster risotto to the menu did not work out too well. It was more of a risotto with sweet corn and peas and far too al dente for my liking, but everything else was as good as usual and I won't let this stop me from returning for some more of their wonderful dishes. Still in the top five of Hilton Head Island
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our night out at WiseGuys! The food was excellent and the service was friendly. Although it was crowded we never felt rushed to leave. We will definitely eat here again while on our next visit to Hilton Head!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, nice atmosphere.
My wife and I had dinner at WiseGuys while on vacation and although we had some difficulty in locating the restaurant we were quite pleased with dinner. We had Smoked Salmon Bruschetta as an appetizer, my wife had Shrimp and Calamari with Scallops for dinner, and I had Greek Rack of Lamb. All were expertly prepared and nicely-portioned. Overall, the menu is very extensive and eclectic, so finding something to your liking should be easy. The wine menu is also quite good.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did NOT disappoint!!
Wise Guys was recommended to us by our Hotel staff. Our server was not particularly knowledgeable, but in her defense she was new. Overall, the food was fantastic. The seafood was exceptionally good - and having lived in Seattle, I am a seafood SNOB. Further, the "Shrimp and Grits" was great! Dessert was also very good, I recommend the Bananas Foster iteration. Staff is very helpful, service was good and I would think this restaurant would be appropriate for virtually any occasion. You can be as dressed up or down (within reason) as you like. I would definitely eat here again, and if we lived closer, we would be regulars!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding wine and tapas
Great place for locals and tourists alike. Great variety of small dishes to taste and share and outstanding wine .
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
3X in past year
Always consistently great - went there twice during this visit. Small plates first visit and salad/fried chicken which was even better than expected second time. A real plus to be able to reserve using opentable. Try Black Marlin and Claude and Ulli's too - well kept secrets...
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried many times to have dinner, but could not get a table. This time I made reservations on Opentable. The service, food, drinks were Outstanding!!! A Perfect Dinner!!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food prepared perfectly. Service was good. Love the welcoming feeling.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wise Guys has such a varied, eclectic menu that it would seem impossible to do everything well. But they do everything AMAZINGLY! Our group of 7 had appetizers, salads, many small plates, entrees, and desserts and everything was done to perfection. (A small glitch in a steak was quickly and expertly corrected.) Danny was a server extraordinaire ! Thanks, Wise Guys!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the last night of our vacation, we made a reservation at WiseGuys to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which we had taken about 3 weeks of traveling to celebrate. We ordered four appetizers to share - fig & prosciutto flatbread, lobster & crab wontons, chicken & waffles with raspberry syrup, brie baked in pastry with berries & sugared nuts - and the chocolate lovers dessert. My husband had a raspberry mojito, and i had a glass of pinot grigio (both on special); we had the iced cider with dessert as well. Everything was delicious, and we will return on another trip in future. Best "new" (first time for us) place I have tried in years!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
interesting food. We started
interesting food. We started with a small plate scallop/lobster wontons. Delicious. My wife had the seafood trio which consisted of cod, shrimp and scallops. the menu did not state that the seafood would be fried. Usually does not order fried seafood, but it was good. I ordered the shrimp, scallops and calamari. I found the dish to be a little oversalted and the shrimp and the calamari was fried. But it was very good.
Megan was our server and she was tremendous. Another interesting point about service, if one of of the other servers noticed you needed something, e.g., water, it was provided by them. The entire staff was friendly and seemed to have a culture of making your evening pleasant.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening after our table was changed. We had a wonderful waitress and the food was great.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table was waiting for
Our table was waiting for us when we artived. Our waiter, Ryan, was great! Service was exceptional. The food was excellent, I had the caesar salad first, then the most amazing WG short ribs that melted in my mouth. My husband had the petite meat and cheese plate which is actually enough for four people. We took most home and had a nice snack the next day. He ordered the 22oz bone in ribeye steak and was blown away by the taste. Unfortunately he was unable to finish it and since we went home to Penna the next day, we left it. We will definitely eat here again on our next trip to HHI.
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
service was great food was good except my cowboy steak was tough and chewy
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had neer visited this restaurant before and loved it! The drinks, wine choices, bread , beet salad, French onion soup,fried chicken and the pasta were all wonderful. We will return and recommend to others.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. The Short Ribs are to die for. Excellent
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service by Jen, our primary server, was outstanding and trainee assistant was great. Food was terrific, Onion soup was a treat rich and tasty, Filet Mignon juicy, cooked to perfection as was the Baseball cut Sirloin. We have never been disappointed with the food or service and have brought family and friends who have all enjoyed the food and service.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has great food. We sat outside and ordered small plates to share. The tuna was my favorite. I only wish t had a better view. There is nothing to look at besides the parking lot.The food and service were great. The chocolate fondue for dessert was fabulous.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great staff. From the hostess to our server, Steve, they were very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and recommendations were spot on. Definitely will return.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
WiseGuys is sophisticated enough for foodies, but not stuffy. Outdoor setting was nice, but nothing special. The short ribs were excellent, as was the Campfire Martini for dessert. Our service was terrible. Not a great place for small children or picky eaters.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vacation Dining Find
My husband and I took three teenage girls here on the last night of our vacation. We were not sure what to expect but were pleased with the overall experience and will go again on our next vacation.
Our waiter was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. He brought the soup, salads and appetizers out quickly but it took a while to get our entrees. The meat and cheese plate and bread with olive oil were fabulous. The French Onion Soup and Caesar Salad were very good and the Wedge Salad was good, but not a wedge so a little weird.
Our party had two steaks, two beef sliders and fried chicken. All were good but the sliders were a little underdone for our tastes and the chicken was tender but a little bland.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were great and would definitely return
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
While many things go into a "dining experience," ultimately the food is the star attraction, and WiseGuys does not disappoint. Our food was perfectly prepared, generous portions, and service hot. The wine selection is second to none. My wife has Celiac (no gluten) and they had an extensive selection for her, and the waiter was well schooled in gluten issues. We are already looking forward to a return visit next week!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to bring guests
Wise Guys is one of the few restaurants in the area to have a high-class cosmopolitan vibe. The ambiance, especially in the back room is "comfortable contemporary." Our server was most attentive and helpful.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food. Excellent Service
Read the reviews on this restaurant prior to making the reservation. So glad I did. The food was very, very, very good. I had the Chilean Sea Bass as an entrée. It came with a lobster risotto. I was extremely satisfied and cannot say enough about the food, atmosphere or the service. One of the best restaurants in HHI, if not the best.
Treat yourself and your family. I can't wait until our next trip
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
shrimp and calamari was great,
shrimp and calamari was great, so was the lemon drop martini
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You're CRAZY if you don't stop here
This restaurant has such style and diversity. We have sampled almost the entire menu over the last 3 years, and it has definitely become our favorite place to visit when we are in Hilton Head.
I highly recommend any of the small plates. This time we did the combination plates. I had Sea Bass & Grouper. My husband had Filet & Lobster Tail. We were in heaven. Cocktails are inventive. Too many fabulous wines to choose from. Simply wish we could eat here every night! You simply can't be disappointed. Staff is professional and "on". They know what to recommend and how to describe everything. Very impressive.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 happy campers
We'll be back! The pizzette - fig, onions - was delicious, the lobster risotto (although a little short on lobster was very creamy) was tasty and the chicken and waffles were yummy.
Liked the beer, wine and cocktail selection. Wines are preserved- and always "fresh" due to their unique storage method. It was sure busy for a Tuesday night!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
WiseGuys is absolutely wonderful! The food, service is outstanding! I would highly recommend WiseGuys. We were recently in Hilton Head Island SC for a week and went to WiseGuys twice. Thank you to the staff and manager who were so attentive and made the evening very nice for my hustand and I. We love it and will difinitely be back!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
the southern fried chicken
the southern fried chicken entree is the best i've ever had
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with special friends
Went with friends who vacation regularly in Hilton Head, I had done research on tripadvisor and it came highly recommended! We were very happy as were they!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and good food.
This restaurant has an upscale, city vibe. The French onion soup, crab cakes, and crab fondue were excellent.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak cooked to perfection. Banana foster crepe was a fabulous. The wait staff (Sandy) was knowledgable and professional. We will be back when we are in hilton head
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only issue was the calamari
Only issue was the calamari and shrimp appetizer. The shrimp were chewy and they changed the sauce. It was terrible.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wise Guys a wise choice
Great food and service. Very busy early on a Friday. WIll definitly be eating here agin when we're back on Hilton Head.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and a great
Wonderful food and a great spot for a special dinner! Service started a little rough with the server flinging cocktail napkins across the table and slamming down water glasses....but he settled down and it was much better after an initial rocky start.
The food was divine! The layers of herbs that exploded in our mouths made every bite mouthwatering! Dessert? Don't dare miss it.
Wine list makes it hard to decide as they have many good bottles not necessarily seen at other venues around HH. The reviews are spot on; this restaurant is worth a visit.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not as good as usual
We go there a lot, since we live around the corner. Our server was just excellent. Prices are quite reasonable, Tapas portions are a nice touch. My wife's salmon was overwhelmingly saltyu, and she had to send it back. Would appreciate some more low-fat, heart healthy choices on the menu
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
ANOTHER GREAT EXPERIENCE
As usual, we had a great experience at WiseGuys. The food was outstanding, the local amberjack dish was done perfectly...the small plates were all wonderful...the special mushroom pizzetta and the mahi tacos were great!! Wonderful cocktails, wine list, and service. The dark chocolate fondue was the perfect ending for our group of gals...
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a wonderful dining
It was a wonderful dining experience! We took a guest and were glad we picked Wise Guys!! The food was outstanding and our waiter(Danny). Was the best!! Friendly , efficient and helpful in decision making!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The surf and turf and steaks were done well. The small plates were great. Good service and atmosphere. We would definately recommend this to anyone.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A RESERVATION
Wise Guys is a VERY popular spot on Hilton Head - even in the off-season. The bar area was so crowded upon our arrival it was difficult to get through the door. We, wisely, had made reservations for dinner - the couple in front of us wasn't as smart, and they had to look elsewhere for their dinner. However, dispite the 'bar crowd', we were immediately seated in the dining room where the energy was much lower and more suited to a comfortable dinner. The menu is varied so you can enjoy tapas sized portions or entrees - all of which looked delicious. I think their she-crab soup is the best on the island, so I started with that. The service was fantastic. Our waitress, Jen, was friendly and attentive. Get your reservation and go!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining spot!
Nice menu, with lots of choices! The beet salad is so good, not to be missed! All entrees fresh and homemade.....perfect!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came upon this great restaurant via a recommendation. So glad we acted upon that. Found a wonderful place to dine.
We returned a second time (basis of this 2nd review) and confirmed all that we felt the first time: great food, great service (attentive, but no rushing) and great atmosphere. DO NOT miss this one on Hilton head Island in the "Main Street" area off Rt 278.
When we return to the island, we will be sure to dine here again!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got a # of different small plates and they were all really good. The wontons were GREAT. The salads were really good. I liked the Cesar but it was missing something as it was a little flat. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Loved the Truffle Fries. Skillet Potatoes were really good. Roasted Mushrooms were great side. I did not try a sauce for the steak and it was not needed.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great small plates
The variety in the menu was a pleasant surprise. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the goat cheese/chicken crepes were very unique and tasty.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM